List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Theodore Edgar McCarrick (Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington)

(*1930) American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Theodosius I (Greek Orthodox Patriarch)
Theophilos III (Patriarch of Jerusalem)
Theophilus (Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch)
Theresa Shākir ʿAbd Allāh

Tried to convert to Islam

Theresa ʿAwad [Theresa Awad]

18-year old woman who disappeared in Beni Suef (October 8 2007, Al-Dustūr),  allegedly kidnapped to be forced to convert to Islam, no details or evidence given about the incidence, even die Coptic American Union got involved [Ref. Arab-West Report, Paper 6, p. 15, and: AWR, 2007, week 40, art. 14]

Thiyyūdūsiyyūs al-Suriyyānī [Theodosius al Suriyani] (Father, Coptic Orthodox Archpriest)

Author; Coptic Orthodox Archpriest

Thiyyūfīlus [Theophilus] (Saint, Pope)

Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria (385-412)

Thomas (Bishop)
Thomas Aquinas (Saint)

13th Century Italian philosopher; theologian; Catholic Priest

Thomas Arnold (Dr., Sir)

British Orientalist (1866-1930); Author

Thomas Cromwell (Author)

Former editor-in-chief of Middle Eastern Times; Author

Thomas Friedman (Journalist)

US journalist, columnist and multi Pulitzer Prize winning author

Thomas Georgesian


Thomas Merton (Father)

20th Century U.S. Catholic monk from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky; Author; Poet; Social Activist

Thomas Milo (Arabist)
Thomas Rosica‎ (Fr.)
Thurayyā Bishʿīlānī (Soraya Bechealany), Dr.
Tilar de Sheridan (Monk)
Tim Cavanaugh (Journalist, Screenwriter)

American journalist and screenwriter based out of Alexandria, VA.

Tim Sebastian (Journalist, Novelist)

former BBC foreign correspondent

Tim Vivian (Rev., Dr.)

U.S. Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, specialized in early Christian monasticism; Author

Tim Wilcox (Journalist)


Timothaos [Tīmūthāuʾs]

bishop of al-Zaqāzīq and Minya al-Qam

Timotheos Samuel Aktaş (Bishop of Tur Abdin)

Syrian-Orthodox Bishop of the Tur Abdin in Turkey

Timothy C. Morgan (Editor)

Deputy Managing Editor of Christianity Today magazine

Timothy Garton Ash (Historian)

Timothy Garton Ash is a historian, political writer and Guardian columnist.

Timothy John Winter [Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad] (Dr.)

a British Sunni Muslim Shaykh

Timothy McVeigh (Domestic Terrorist)

U.S. army veteran; Detonated a truck bomb in Oklahoma City (USA) on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people

Tīmūthāwus (Coptic Orthodox Assistant Bishop)

Coptic Orthodox Assistant Bishop of al-Qūṣīyah and Mīr; Assistant to Bishop Thomas

Tīmūthāwus Āfā Mīnā (Monk)
Tīrīzā Ayyād [Teresa Ayyad]

allegedly converted to Islam [ Ref. AWR, 2005, week 11, art. 13 and: Arab-West Report, paper 6, p.6]

Tīrīzā Ghaṭṭās Kāmil Jirjis [Teresa Ghattas Kamil Girgis]

On February 2, 2006, Al-Fajr published that Teresa Ghattās Kāmil Girgis was a victim of forced conversion to Islam [AWR, 2006, week 6, art. 7]

Tīrīzā Kamāl


Tīrīzā Shakir

A young muslim woman that allegedly run away and converted to Islam whereby it is unclear whether she was forced or not. She, her parents and two siblings were murdered after she returned home. One of her brother was accussed of the murder without adjudication [Mona Feise, 08.02.16]   

Titus Flavius Josephus [Josephus] (Historian)

Classical writer; Jewish historian

Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo (Indonesian Independence Leader)


leader Indische Partij (Indian/Indonesian Party) prior to the Indonesian independence.


Toine van Teeffelen (Dr.)

Development Director at Bethlehem's Arab Educational Institute; Author

Tom Hanks (Actor)

American actor; producer; writer and director

Tom Lantos (U.S. Representative)

Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1981-2008)

Tomasz P. "Tom" Malinowski (U.S. Diplomat)
Tomaž Grušovnik (Dr.)

Dr. Tomaž Grušovnik, Faculty of Education, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Tony Barber (Writer)

writer for Financial Times (UK)

Tore Bjørgo (Prof.)
Trish Prentice (Editor)

Former English editor for AWR

Truus Wierdsma (M.D.)

a Dutch medical doctor who lives and works with other Christian medical staff in a government hospital in Ṣaʿada, northern Yemen, speaks about the kidnapping of the Koolstra family

Tuhāmī Muntaṣir (Journalist)

Author; Journalist

Tūjān al-Fayṣal [Toujan al-Faisal] (Activist, Member of Parliament)

(*1948) Jordan's first female member of Parliament (1993-1997)

Tumā [Thomas} (Bishop of al-Qusiyya)
Turkī al-Fayṣal (Prince, Saudi Arabian Ambassador)

Saudi ambassador to the USA (2005-2006); Saudi ambassador to the UK and Ireland (2002-2005); Director of the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Agency (1977-2001)

Turkī al-Ḥamad

Saudi analyst, journalist, and novelist

Tutankhamun (Pharaoh)
Udo Tworuschka (Prof., Dr.)
Ulfat al-Khashāb


Ulfat Makram Najīb (Rev.)

Attendee at Ibn Khaldūn Conference on Copts Rights (1996)

Ulfat Saʿad


Um Saʿad Muḥammad ʿAlī Nijm (Qur'an Reciter)
Umayma Ibrāhīm


Umayma Kāmil

MP for the Freedom and Justice Party

Umayya Ṣalāḥ Ṭūqān

Jordanian economist.

Umm al-Haytham [Wihda ‘Abd al-Mawjūd Ibrāhīm al-Zumur]

Wife of Sadat assassin cAbbūd al-Zumur

Umm Kulthūm (Singer and Actress)

Egyptian Singer and Actress (1898-1975)

Ummat Allāh Bantley
Umniyya Marzūq (Dr.)
Unsī al-Alfī [Onsi el-Alfi]

Father of alleged kidnapped Christian girl Salwā Unsī in 1995.


Unsī Sāwīrus (Eng.)

Egyptian Coptic businessman

Ur-Nammu (Sumerian King)
Urban II [Odo of Châtillon] (Roman Catholic Pope)

Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City (1088-1099); Started the First Crusade

Uri Avnery (Writer)

Jewish writer of Shalom Achav movement

Ursula Lindsey
Usāma al-Ahwānī
Usāma al-Azharī (Dr.)
Usāma al-Bāz (Dr.)

Political advisor to President Mubārak

Usāma al-Dalīl


Ūsamā al-Fūlī [Alexandria Governor]
Usāma al-Ghazālī Ḥarb (Dr.)

Head of Democratic Front Party; Editor-in-chief of “al-Siyāsah al-Dawlīyah” magazine; Councilor of al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies; Shūrá Council member

Usāma al-Ghazūlī (Journalist)
Usāma al-Majdūb (Ambassador)

the Assistant of the Egyptian Exterior Minister

Usāma al-Qūṣī

a doctor and salafī preacher of Islam. “Each religious community should be able to govern itself by its own laws underthe system of a general law for the nation”  - Particpated in a roundtable discussion initiated by AWR on the amendment of Art. 2 of the Constitution (see AWR-Paper Nr. 40 )

Usāma al-Rashīdī

Councilor; General attorney of Sohag prosecution

Usāma al-Sayyid ʿAbd al-Samīʿa (Dr.)

Professor of comparative fiqh at the College of Sharīcah and Law, the Azhar University

Usāma al-ʿAbd (Egyptian Parliament)
Usāma Anwar ʿUkāsha

Novelist; One of the most important authors and script writers in the Egyptian, Arab drama (1941-2010)

Usāma Bin Lādin

Founding Leader of al-Qācidah

Usāma Fawzī

Egyptian film director (1961- )

Usāma Ḥāfī
Usāma Ḥamdī ʿAbd al-Wāḥid

Governeur of Kafr el-Sheikh 

Usāma Haykal


Usāma Ibrāhīm

Head of the District Attorney's office of Sohag

Usāma Ibrāhīm Ḥāfiẓ

Leading figure in al-Jamācah al-Islāmiyyah; Member of its Shūrá Council

Usāma Kamāl (TV Anchor)
Usāma Khālid


Usāma Rifʿat
Usāma Rushdī Khalīfa

Former Media spokesman and former member of the shurá council of al-Jamācah al-Islāmiyyah

Usāma Salāma


Usāma Ṣāliḥ (Mr.)

Egyptian Minister of Investments
Usāma Sarāyā (Mr.)

Editor-in-chief of Al-Ahrām newspaper

Usāma Ṣiddīq Ayyūb

Leading figure of the Jihād group

Usāma Wadīʿ al-Ahwānī


Usāma Yāssīn

MP for Freedom and Justice Party, head of parliamentary youth committee